Arizona Bioscience News: ABOR reviews UA medical colleges; How Phoenix became most autism-friendly city; New Valley Fever test

August 11, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

UA logoPatagonia unveils world’s first neoprene-free wetsuits / Just-Style

Outdoorwear specialist Patagonia has unveiled what it says are the world’s first neoprene-free wetsuits, made with natural rubber manufactured by Chandler-based Yulex, whose development of non-GMO products is informed by advanced genomic technologies.

ABOR holds meetings to review UA medical colleges / Arizona Daily Wildcat

The Arizona Board of Regents Health Affairs Committee held the first of two meetings to review and understand the operations of the UA’s two medical colleges on Aug. 5 in Phoenix. The meetings are being held in response to an Arizona Medical Association inquiry about recent leadership changes at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix.

How Phoenix became the most autism-friendly city in the world / PBS NewsHour

After Denise Resnik’s son was diagnosed with autism, she founded the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, a decision that has paved the way for Phoenix to become perhaps the most autism-aware, autism-friendly metropolis in the world.

New Valley Fever test to take just one hour / Arizona Daily Sun

The Flagstaff branch of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University have developed a new genetic-based test for Valley Fever that takes just an hour and, so far in tests and trials, has been accurate every time.

These Hospitals Are Designed To Help You Heal Faster / Fast Co-Exist

The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix is one of seven new medical-center designs to win the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Healthcare Design Awards, illustrating how tweaks in the physical environment can help patients stay safer and get healthy more quickly.